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Lil Tokyo Reporter (2012)

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Sei Fujii is a crusading reporter for a newspaper in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo section in 1935. He is concerned that the exploitation of the poor by local gambling concerns will not only ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Sei Fujii
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Mrs. Sato
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Mr. Sato
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Yamada
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J. Marion Wright
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Nisei Week Queen (as Lani Kume Nishiyama)
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Hawaiian Hoodlum 'Musubi Head' (as Garret T. Sato)
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Japanese Hoodlum 'Tetsu'
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Manju Man
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Detective
Shu Sakimoto ...
Bar Patron 'Jiro'
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Tokyo Club Dancer
Eric Fehmel-Noda ...
Farmer 'Toru'
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Tokyo Club Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eri Akita ...
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Sei Fujii is a crusading reporter for a newspaper in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo section in 1935. He is concerned that the exploitation of the poor by local gambling concerns will not only hurt the community directly, but will also sabotage the efforts to make the rest of Los Angeles accept the Japanese of Little Tokyo as loyal and trustworthy Americans. Fujii sets out to bring the power of the press to play against the gambling houses. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The setting of the film is Little Tokyo, in 1935 Los Angeles. However, most of present day Little Tokyo looks dramatically different, with many modern buildings. Only certain interior scenes were filmed in Little Tokyo. Key exterior scenes were actually shot in an area that was originally part of Los Angeles' Chinatown, and were enhanced digitally to appear to be geographically situated where Little Tokyo is located (with the famous City Hall tower in the background). See more »

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Headin' for Better Times
Written by Ted Lewis and his orchestra
Published by Legacy/Columbia Records
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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